You never know when your past might come back to haunt you. Ed Brisson (Batman & Robin Eternal, Sheltered) and newcomer Lisandro Estherren (Tall Tales from the Badlands) turn the tables on a retired hitman in their original noir limited series The Last Contract, coming this January from award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios.
A retired, 80-year-old hitman, known only as “The Man,” is forced back into the game when a list of his kills is leaked by a mysterious blackmailer. The list makes targets out of anyone associated with one of the The Man’s previous jobs, not to mention The Man himself. As he fights to protect those the list exposes, The Man sets off to uncover the identity of the blackmailer so he can move on with his new life once and for all, but will the truth ruin those chances forever?
“Ed has taken a genre we’re already huge fans of and given it a twist, taking a hitman who’s well past his prime and forcing him to jump back into the game,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Lisandro’s noirish art couldn’t be a better fit for The Last Contract; this is our first time working with him and he’s proved to be a major talent right out of the gate.”
The Last Contract #1 (of 4) arrives in comic shops on January 6th with a main cover by series artist Lisandro Estherren for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code NOV151138. Also available in a limited quality is a retailer incentive cover by Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award-nominated artist Vanesa R. Del Rey (Scarlet Witch, Klaus).
The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is December 14th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one!
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Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates New York Times best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints: the “Studios” imprint is home to The Woods, Grant Morrison’s Klaus, and Big Trouble in Little China; imprint “BOOM! Box” publishes Lumberjanes, Steve Jackson Games’ Munchkin, and Giant Days; All-Ages imprint “KaBOOM!” publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; and Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time. And the “Archaia” imprint is home to Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, and numerous Jim Henson Company properties. Since 2013, BOOM! Studios has had a unique first-look feature film relationship with 20th Century Fox and since August 2014 BOOM! has had a similar first-look relationship with Fox’ television studio to develop properties for the small screen.